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Patricia A. (Chunkala) Travalena

September 23, 1936 — September 19, 2022

Patricia A. Chunkala Travalena, 85, of Perryopolis, Jefferson Twp., passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at Amber House, Mt. Pleasant.  Born September 23, 1936 in Monessen, PA she was the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Rutkovsky Chunkala.  A resident of Perryopolis for the past 68 years, Mrs. Travalena was a member of St. John The Baptist RC Church.  She was a graduate of Monessen High School and California University of Pennsylvania, and was a retired school teacher from the Frazier School District.   She enjoyed her afternoon soap operas, cooking and crocheted countless blankets and hats and donated them for newborn babies.

She is survived by her husband Richard H. Travalena to whom she was married to for 69 years, son and daughter in law Richard J. and Wendy Travalena of Perryopolis, two grandsons Richard J. Travalena Jr. and wife Kristen of Perryopolis, Matthew Travalena and wife Susan of Dawson, three precious great grandchildren Emme, Paisley and Ean, an aunt Laura Hackney, two nieces and many cousins.  She is preceded in death by her brother Walter Chunkala and her beloved pets Mindy, Gidget and Abby.

Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515.  Prayers of Transfer will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10 AM at St. John The Baptist RC Church with the Rev. Rodolfo Mejia as celebrant.  Interment will take place in Mon Valley Memorial Park at a later date.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, September 23, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Perryopolis

191 Liberty Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

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